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Leading Lines Episode 5: Digital Textbooks and Language Instruction

Oct. 3, 2016—by Derek Bruff, CFT Director In our latest Leading Lines episode, we feature an interview with Lee Forester, Professor of German at Hope College, and Bill VanPatten, Professor of Spanish and Second Language Studies at Michigan State University. The CFT’s Stacey M. Johnson, Assistant Director for Educational Technology, sat down with Forester and VanPatten at...

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Leading Lines Episode 4: Jeff Rice, University of Kentucky

Sep. 19, 2016—by Derek Bruff, CFT Director Our latest episode of Leading Lines is out today. In this episode, we feature an interview with Jeff Rice, inaugural chair of the Department of Writing, Rhetoric & Digital Studies (WRD) at the University of Kentucky.  Rice also holds the Martha B. Reynolds Chair in Writing, Rhetoric & Digital Studies,...

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Leading Lines Episode 2: Corbette Doyle, Vanderbilt University

Aug. 15, 2016—by Derek Bruff, CFT Director I’m excited to share the second episode of our new educational technology podcast, Leading Lines. When my colleagues and I started brainstorming ideas for a new educational technology podcast, we knew we wanted to include Vanderbilt instructors who use technology in innovative ways.  We talk to colleagues regularly who impress...

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CIRTL Network Development Opportunities

Feb. 5, 2014—The Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL) is an NSF Center for Learning and Teaching in higher education. CIRTL uses graduate education as the leverage point to develop a national STEM faculty committed to implementing and advancing effective teaching practices for diverse student audiences as part of successful professional careers. CIRTL...

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Episode 41 – From a Student’s View: AXLE Writing Requirements Part II

Jul. 12, 2013—In this second installment of a two-part podcast, our CFT student reporter, Erin Baldwin, hears thoughts from two Vanderbilt juniors about the Achieving Excellence in Liberal Education core curriculum (more commonly referred to as the AXLE requirements) that all students in the College of Arts and Science must fulfill. http://wp0.vanderbilt.edu/cft/wp-content/uploads/sites/59/cftpodcast/ep41_axle2.mp3 [MP3, 9 min 17 sec]...

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Episode 40 – From a Student’s View: AXLE Writing Requirements

Mar. 21, 2013—In this first installment of a two-part podcast, our CFT student reporter, Erin Baldwin, hears thoughts from a Vanderbilt junior about the Achieving Excellence in Liberal Education core curriculum (more commonly referred to as the AXLE requirements) that all students in the College of Arts and Science must fulfill. http://wp0.vanderbilt.edu/cft/wp-content/uploads/sites/59/cftpodcast/ep40_axle1.mp3 [MP3, 6 min 30 sec]...

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Episode 39 – Student Learning on Display: Vanderbilt Theater from 1940s to 1960s

Nov. 6, 2012—In this episode, CFT director, Derek Bruff, attends a student poster session where he talks with Vanderbilt student Sam Mallick about how he spent the summer exploring the university’s collection of papers from Joseph E. Wright‘s tenure as director of the Vanderbilt Theatre. Sam participated in the Vanderbilt Undergraduate Summer Research Program (VUSRP). http://cft.vanderbilt.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/59/cftpodcast/ep41_axle2.mp3 [MP3,...

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Episode 38 – Student Learning on Display: Pump Up the Volume – Vandy Vinyl

Oct. 26, 2012—In this episode, CFT director, Derek Bruff, talks with Curb Scholars Branden Sanders, Keith Berquist, Daniel Eubanks, Harrison Shapley, and audio engineer, Scott Marquart about their Curb Creative Campus project where they developed a high-quality production studio to record independent projects of Vanderbilt faculty, staff, and students.  The studio is the centerpiece of a larger...

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Episode 37 – Student Learning on Display: Maleness in C-Ferns

Sep. 28, 2012—In this episode, CFT director, Derek Bruff, attends a student poster session where he talks with two first-year biology students about their research project investigating the effects of antheridiogen, the pheromone which determines the sexual phenotype of gametophytes, on the germination rates of maleness in C-ferns. http://cft.vanderbilt.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/59/cftpodcast/ep37_cfern.mp3 [MP3, 7 min 53 sec]   To better...

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Episode 36 – Student Learning on Display: Accidental Poisoning by Spanish Fly

Sep. 14, 2012—In an effort to better understand student learning, particularly deep learning, as it occurs at Vanderbilt, the CFT is producing a special series of podcasts highlighting student projects across a variety of disciplines. In this episode, CFT director, Derek Bruff, attends the Vanderbilt Undergraduate Summer Research Program poster session where he talks with Liz DeAngelo,...

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